From Istanbul with Love: The New Orientalism of Hollywood

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Abstract

It has been fifty years since a James Bond film ("From Russia With Love") first chose its exotic location as Istanbul. There have now been more than 150 films that present Turkey and the Turks as imagined in the West. That is, after more than sixty years of participating in Western democracy, having established a liberal market economy and enjoying a functioning multi-party political system, the image of Turkey in Hollywood is still emphatically Eastern.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhose City Is That? Culture, Design, Spectacle and Capital in Istanbul
EditorsDilek Özhan Koçak, Orhan Kemal Koçak
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages35-46
ISBN (Print)978-1-4438-6043-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014

Keywords

  • istanbul
  • turkey
  • cinema
  • film studies
  • urban
  • Bond
  • 007
  • skyfall

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    Akser, M. (2014). From Istanbul with Love: The New Orientalism of Hollywood. In D. Ö. Koçak, & O. K. Koçak (Eds.), Whose City Is That? Culture, Design, Spectacle and Capital in Istanbul (pp. 35-46). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/whose-city-is-that-culture-design-spectacle-and-capital-in-istanbul